Hiroshi Sugimoto

Hiroshi Sugimoto

Hiroshi Sugimoto (b. 1948, Tokyo, Japan) has defined what it means to be a multi-disciplined contemporary artist, blurring the lines between photography, painting, installation, and most recently, architecture. His iconic photographs have bridged Eastern and Western ideologies, tracing the origins of time and societal progress along the way. Preserving and picturing memory and time is a central theme of Sugimoto’s photography, including the ongoing series Dioramas (1976– ), Theaters (1978– ), and Seascapes (1980– ). His work is held in numerous public collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; The National Gallery, London; The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; Smithsonian Institute of Art, Washington, D.C., and Tate, London, among others. 

Images
, 2009. gelatin silver print, 23" x 18-1/2" (58.4 cm x 47 cm).
Lightning Fields 220, 2009. gelatin silver print, 23" x 18-1/2" (58.4 cm x 47 cm).
, 1995. gelatin silver prints, 16-1/2" x 21-3/16" (41.9 cm x 53.8 cm), three prints each.
Sea of Buddha, 1995. gelatin silver prints, 16-1/2" x 21-3/16" (41.9 cm x 53.8 cm), three prints each.
, 1997. gelatin silver print, 47" x 58-3/4" (119.4 cm x 149.2 cm).
Bay of Sagami, Atami, 1997. gelatin silver print, 47" x 58-3/4" (119.4 cm x 149.2 cm).
, 1999. gelatin silver print, 36-3/4" x 29-1/2" (93.3 cm x 74.9 cm).
Queen Victoria, 1999. gelatin silver print, 36-3/4" x 29-1/2" (93.3 cm x 74.9 cm).
, 2006. aluminum and glass, 63" high x 27-9/16" diameter (160 cm x 70 cm), model5/8" thick x 70-13/16" diameter (1.6 cm x 179.9 cm), glass30" high x 70-13/16" diameter (76.2 cm x 179.9 cm), base.
Mathematical Model 009Surface of revolution with constant negative curvature, 2006. aluminum and glass, 63" high x 27-9/16" diameter (160 cm x 70 cm), model5/8" thick x 70-13/16" diameter (1.6 cm x 179.9 cm), glass30" high x 70-13/16" diameter (76.2 cm x 179.9 cm), base.
, 1994. gelatin silver print, 47" x 58-3/4" (119.4 cm x 149.2 cm).
Earliest Human Relatives, 1994. gelatin silver print, 47" x 58-3/4" (119.4 cm x 149.2 cm).
, 1980. gelatin silver print, 47" x 58-3/4" (119.4 cm x 149.2 cm).
Ohio Theater, Ohio, 1980. gelatin silver print, 47" x 58-3/4" (119.4 cm x 149.2 cm).
, 2009. gelatin silver print, 58-3/4" x 47" (149.2 cm x 119.4 cm).
Lightning Fields 168, 2009. gelatin silver print, 58-3/4" x 47" (149.2 cm x 119.4 cm).
, 1997. gelatin silver print, 47" x 58-3/4" (119.4 cm x 149.2 cm).
Bay of Sagami, Atami, 1997. gelatin silver print, 47" x 58-3/4" (119.4 cm x 149.2 cm).
, 1992. gelatin silver print, 47" x 73" (119.4 cm x 185.4 cm).
Permian Land, 1992. gelatin silver print, 47" x 73" (119.4 cm x 185.4 cm).
, 1990. gelatin silver print, 47" x 58-3/4" (119.4 cm x 149.2 cm).
Mirtoan Sea, Sounion, 1990. gelatin silver print, 47" x 58-3/4" (119.4 cm x 149.2 cm).
, 1999. gelatin silver prints, 36-7/8" x 29-1/2" (93.7 cm x 74.9 cm), seven prints, each; overall installation dimensions variable.
Henry VIII and Six Wives, 1999. gelatin silver prints, 36-7/8" x 29-1/2" (93.7 cm x 74.9 cm), seven prints, each; overall installation dimensions variable.
, 1994. gelatin silver print, 47" x 58-3/4" (119.4 cm x 149.2 cm).
Compton Drive-In, Compton, 1994. gelatin silver print, 47" x 58-3/4" (119.4 cm x 149.2 cm).
, 2004. gelatin silver print, 58-3/4" x 47" (149.2 cm x 119.4 cm).
Conceptual Forms 0026Worm Gear, 2004. gelatin silver print, 58-3/4" x 47" (149.2 cm x 119.4 cm).

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Lightning Fields 220 , 2009. gelatin silver print, 23" x 18-1/2" (58.4 cm x 47 cm).